*** Initial details for the classic and middle event are now available ***

White Rose Orienteering Weekend: 25th-28th August 2017


This years assembly field

This year’s White Rose weekend will be based 5 km North of Helmsley at Baxton’s Strip (SE 598 892). This assembly field was last used for White Rose Weekend in 2010.

Entries are now open!

Early bird entry price reduction until 25th June, closing date for online entry 13th August

The programme of events is as follows:

Friday 25th August

  • Night Score (Level D) Planner: Steve Corrigan

30 min score starting at 9pm.  Location of start and finish are adjacent to the camping field.

Saturday 26th August: 

  • Middle Distance (Level B), Collis Rigg, Planner: Steve Whitehead.

Planner’s comments: Baxton’s Wood is mostly mature runnable plantation with some bracken crossed by lots of wiggly and confusing motor bike tracks. The strong young fit folk will have a steep open scarp slope to add to their pleasure but most will stay on the intricately-contoured upper edge. Otherwise the area is gently undulating.

  • Sprint (level C), Planner Steve Corrigan

Start at 4pm.  Traditional urban sprint around the village of Helmsley

  • Trail-O (Level D) Planners: Peter & Christine Roberts

Sunday 27th August

  • Classic (Level B), Heater Rigg, Planner: Steve Whitehead.

Planner’s comments: Heater Rigg is without doubt the most runnable forest we have: where else could you have an 800 m leg with no paths to follow or even cross and where it’s fastest to go pretty straight? There is some traditional plantation but with bilberry undergrowth not bramble and many wiggly motor bike tracks in places. Then there is the wilderness where trees have self-seeded an area of moorland to produce excellent terrain for our sport. Relief is gently undulating with some deeper (but not very deep) valleys.

  • Prize giving & BBQ

Monday 28th August 

  • Team Relay
  • Mountain Bike O

Fabian4 web entry for this event are now open

Photo O

Over the weekend there will be a Photo O competition based in the marquee.

Entry forms can be purchased from the Information Desk for £1, profits going to charity. Answers should be returned to the Information Desk by 12 noon on Sunday.

The competition will be available to enter from Friday afternoon until Sunday lunchtime. The solutions will be displayed as soon as possible on Sunday afternoon, and the winners announced at prize giving that day.